Today President Obama announced the United States will resume full diplomatic relations with Cuba. I believe this is a positive move and long overdue.
What are the issues? Here’s a summary from my advocacy of this move last year:
“Should We Help End Cuba’s Special Period?”
What is it like to live in a country where the government has been accused of torture, fickle application of the law to imprison citizens, unfair courts, repression of journalists, and a huge prison system? I’m not talking about the United States—in case you thought I was—I’m talking about Cuba. read more…
Lurking behind the mainstream media’s portrayal of a diplomatic victory lies the real story. On the surface it appears as if the Obama administration has finally done some needed landscaping on its backyard but this is more of a vehicle to remove allies from Russia and damage it economically. The Ruble is in free fall after the oil cartel took a hit albeit most likely a temporary one to damage its rivals. The most powerful government agency you have never heard of the Office of Foreign Assets Control has used sanctions like the most deadliest weapon on Putin associates and oil conglomerates. Cuba has deep relations with Russia going back decades and has much to offer the US otherwise there would be no reason for any relations.
MPP Bob Delaney has submitted a petition in Queens Park that demands all of Ontario to be fluoridated.
Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, that monthly show where James Corbett of corbettreport.com and Broc West of apperspective.net break down all the latest news and headlines from the Asia-Pacific region. In this month’s conversation:
STORY 1: Sydney Hostage Crisis
Sydney siege gunman was known to Australian authorities
Australian Defense Forces Conducted Terror Drills In Exact Location Of Sydney Siege 1 Year Before
Who Created Cartoon Character “Man Haron Monis” Behind “Sydney Siege” Circus?
Queensland police ordered onto streets in response to Martin Place siege
Government to outlaw ASIO torture (for now)
STORY 2: G20 Update/Wrap-up
G20 Brisbane: final communique lists 800 measures for economic growth
New G20 Rules: Cyprus-style Bail-ins to Hit Depositors AND Pensioners
Thousands march in response to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, mainstream media exposed
STORY 3: Japanese elections or Asia-Pacific 2015 Predictions?
Voter turnout was terrible, but Abe still claims mandate with LDP-Komeito victory
Novelty party in Hokkaido shows that 105,000 voters want ‘none of the above’
Abe vows to rewrite constitution, instill ‘patriotism’ in schools
Japan’s Controversial Secrecy Law Comes Into Effect
British Researcher Blasts U.N. Report on Fukushima Cancer Risk As Unscientific
Fukushima makes pitch to host some 2020 Olympic events
The Corbett Report
EPIC International Champion of Freedom Award Ceremony
Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection
22 January 2015
Raul Castro may have potentially made a fatal mistake that risks destroying everything the Cuban Revolution built over the past half century. By entering into a deal with the US, he’s letting the wily Color Revolution fox into the hen house, and he’s also betraying his multipolar Russian ally at the same time. Havana and Washington […]